Surrealist Composition with Invisible Figures

Title

Surrealist Composition with Invisible Figures

Description

Like most other items in this collection, Dali's painting deals with the idea of identity and body. Dali leaves out bodies completely from this composition, which forces us to look at what makes identity that surrounds us. This can be directly related to the idea presented in Woolf's Orlando, since the argument can be made that Orlando's gender is simply a product of the environment surrounding her at the time. While she is male, the environment made her so, and while she is female, the environment also made her so.

Creator

Salvador Dali

Source

Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation

Publisher

Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation

Date

1936

Format

Oil on cardboard

Type

painting

Original Format

oil on cardboard

Physical Dimensions

60.9 x 45.8 cm

Collection

Citation

Salvador Dali, “Surrealist Composition with Invisible Figures,” Surrealism in 20th Century Britain, accessed August 18, 2017, http://atimeline.omeka.net/items/show/18.